Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Chicago Bears

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Chicago Bears.



Mitchell Trubisky473.629632202212.848.3251.22.41.2228.32
There is plenty of reason for optimism going into Trubisky's second NFL season. Upgrading their pass-catchers and offensive line in free agency and the draft, the Bears also signed ex-Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as head coach. Even if we don't see the same type of second-year jump we saw from Jared Goff, we have seen the difference better coaching and an improved supporting cast can make going into a quarterback's second season.
Chase Daniel2.41.515001.30.7000.67

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Running Backs


Jordan Howard276.61230.99.425.9168.40.81199.13
A top-10 fantasy back in both seasons to start his career, Howard has rushed for 1,100-plus yards in back-to-back seasons. Handling the ball 299 times in 2017, Howard was less efficient than his rookie season, but he finished with 1,247 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns.
Tarik Cohen92.2391.90.253.13771.11.588.89
Owner of one of the best nicknames (The Human Joystick) in all of sports, Cohen became the first since Gale Sayers to score a rushing, receiving, passing and punt return touchdown in a rookie season. The versatile back had 454 YFS in his first seven games and just 269 YFS over his final nine. That said, Cohen has the potential for a better second season with the offense that has seen Tyreek Hill thrive coming to Chicago.
Benny Cunningham14490.
Mike Burton3.16.2029001.52

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Wide Receivers


Allen Robinson69.6988.370000.2140.43
Lost for (almost) all of 2017 with a torn ACL, Robinson made his practice debut and that bodes well for him being full strength before training camp. Still only 24 years old and with an 80/1,400/14 season (2015) under his belt, there's a good chance my projections for Robinson continue to get bumped up.
Anthony Miller38.6482.53.10000.266.45
I expect the second-round rookie out of Memphis to be second on the team in targets and production behind A-Rob. Expected to start as the team's slot receiver, Miller had 95-plus catches for 1,400-plus yards with double-digit touchdowns in each of his past two collegiate seasons.
Taylor Gabriel32.54552.93.521.70.10.365.07
Gabriel is coming off a down year (33/378/1) after finishing with 35/579/6 the prior season.
Kevin White9.789.20.60000.212.12
Going into his fourth season, White has played a total of five NFL games. Given the three new additions (Robinson and Gabriel in free agency and Miller in the draft), White is not on the re-draft radar.
Josh Bellamy569.50.400009.35
Bennie Fowler4500.30000.16.6
Javon Wims1.415.70.100002.17

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Tight Ends


Trey Burton43.4481.74.80000.176.77
Burton had 23 catches for 248 yards and five touchdowns as the second tight end behind Zach Ertz for the Super Bowl champs last season. Signed to a four-year deal this offseason, Burton has plenty of breakout potential in the "U" role that Travis Kelce had in Matt Nagy's offense in Kansas City.
Adam Shaheen20.2216.130000.139.41
Dion Sims101021.20000.117.2

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